Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

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How Young Children’s Media Exposure is Shaping Their Body Image

Feb 26, 2016
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Children today are bombarded with ads in TV, apps, and movies. And then there’s traditional media such as magazines, newspapers and printed advertising material (the kind that clogs your letter box).   Both traditional print and digital media exert a very powerful influence over young children’s formation of body image.   Media conveys powerful (and often […]

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Why I’m Spending Less Time Behind a Screen This Summer

Dec 16, 2014
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The summer holidays are fast-approaching here in Australia. I’m thrilled to be spending these holidays opposite the beach. And I plan on spending lots of time there. Making special memories with my kids.   As I started to pack the beach bag the other day, I frantically searched for my phone.  When I couldn’t find it […]

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Permission to Post: Is it Okay to Post Pictures of Little ones Online?

Aug 13, 2014
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Posting pictures of kids online.  It’s a contentious topic and one that most parents have strong opinions on.  Trust me when I say it’s controversial. Of all the topics that divide parents in the workshops I deliver, this is definitely one of them.   I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Parenting is […]

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Capturing Magical Christmas Moments with an App

Dec 17, 2013
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If you are anything like me then the Christmas and holiday period means you’ll be taking lots of snaps with your smartphone camera or tablet. Christmas parties, end of year celebrations, Christmas Day snaps… and the list goes on and on. This year we have adopted the ‘Elf on the Shelf’ tradition at our house. […]

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SnAPPy Parents: Photo Ideas for Busy Parents

Nov 13, 2013
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*Do you take lots of photos on your smartphone? *Do you look at them at the end of the day, exhausted and then… do nothing with them? *Do you have the best of intentions to print them off, but sadly that never happens? *Every now and then do you think about backing them up in […]

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